Property Crush

The 10 Best Property Listings We Saw this Year

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We spotlight some truly show-stopping homes here at Apartment Therapy. But even among the standouts, there are standouts. As the year comes to a close, we decided to put a magnifying glass up to the site’s most popular homes.

According to our data, these are the most clickable homes on Apartment Therapy. From a Rhode Island retreat that feels like a personal spa in the woods to a Southern California cottage with its own writer’s studio, here are our top 10 Property Crushes of the year. 

A Fairytale Tudor Home in Queens

This six-bedroom home in Forest Hills was built in 1905. Back then, architect and urban planner Grosvenor Atterbury and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., son of the famed designer of Central Park, were commissioned to plan a new town on a 140-acre patch of Queens County. The result: This dreamy Tudor-style home that boasts a solarium, winter garden, wood-burning fireplace, and original staircase. 

A Renovated Rhode Island Retreat

This private retreat in Coventry, R.I., was built around 1944 by a structural engineer who later left the home to his wife. She eventually donated the property to the Audubon Society, which owns over 300 acres of land surrounding the home. It was then renovated to include a grand staircase, rich wood finishes, updated appliances, and more spacious bedrooms. Now, it feels much more like a personal spa in the woods. See for yourself—the before and after photos are incredible. 

An Original Ojai Cottage 

Here’s another dreamy Southern California property. Located in downtown Ojai, this 1924 bungalow has received a top-to-bottom renovation that includes a breakfast nook, porch, and a backyard with a built-in fire pit. The best part? Outside, there’s also an adorable detached writer’s studio. 

The Cutest Bungalow in Los Angeles

This sweet L.A. cottage was put on the market for the first time in 20 years. Built into a hill, the property can’t be missed with its big picture windows and bright blue door. Inside, you’ll find a marriage of modern and retro styles. A hidden gem in the form of a secret staircase leads to a loft—perfect for an artist’s studio.

A Brooklyn Townhouse with a Backyard

This Greek Revival Boerum Hill home is complete with four whole floors of living space. The 1840s pre-Civil War property has spacious-for-NYC bedrooms, a parlor, pressed-tin ceilings, and loads of light. There’s also a leafy backyard that will be the envy of all the neighbors. 

A Mansion-Like Abode in San Francisco

Situated in San Francisco’s sought-after Sea Cliff enclave, this palatial property is complete with six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and three levels of living space. And with that $6 million price tag, you’ll also get views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean. 

A Los Angeles Home with a Funky Forest Green Kitchen 

Another L.A. property to feast your eyes on: This colorful bungalow feels as if you’re living in a design magazine, thanks to built-in cabinetry, a massive fireplace, and a big master bedroom with a spa-like bathroom. The kitchen, however, takes center stage. It’s forest green and it’s fabulous.  

A Salt Lake City Stunner

This massive home (a whopping 4,359 square feet) has seven bedrooms, plus plenty of space for entertaining. The open-concept living and dining area wows, as does the detailing in the tiling, flooring, and baseboards. There’s even an in-law suite. But our favorite feature? The fireplace in the master bedroom.

A Modern Masterpiece in Northern California 

Built in 1965 and designed by architecture firm MLTW to preserve its stunning ocean views, this home is part of the iconic Sea Ranch community, a masterpiece of Modernist architecture. The exterior of the home is marvelous, and the inside is equally as impressive with its fireplaces, built-in shelving, and spiral staircase. The private patio, meanwhile, leads to hiking trails along a bluff.

A Blue Beauty in Houston

Everything’s bigger in Texas—and this home is no exception. Built in 1957, this property greets you with a punchy green door—and a blue exterior. Inside, the kitchen stuns with a farmhouse sink, wine refrigerator, and a herringbone backsplash. The beds and baths are huge, and there’s a screened-in back porch that’s begging for stylish outdoor furniture.